Low Carb Training: Should you do it?

Training low-carb is one of the hottest topics in cycling but should you actually do it? Topics in this post include a rationale for carbs, current recommendations for carb intake, a rationale for restriction, periodized nutrition, and a few practical suggestions to apply to your training.

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How To Train for a Cycling Tour

Check out this article for a detailed look at how to comprehensively prepare for an upcoming cycling tour. Topics include understanding the demands of your event, utilizing a calendar, riding with consistency, acclimating to the environment, and practicing your nutrition.

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What I’ve Learned: Read More, Browse Less

For most of my life reading has been a chore.  I blame school.  Book reports, essays, and multiple choice questions all turned reading into a means to an end.  My “end” was ensuring my GPA stayed high enough so my parents wouldn’t stop paying for my car insurance.  I always wanted to “read for fun”, school just seemed to make it impossible.  

Using RPE to get Stronger on the Bike

Understanding the Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) for your cycling is crucial in order to get a more complete picture of your training and racing on the bike. Topics in the post Training low-carb is one of the hottest topics in cycling but should you actually do it? Topics in this post include a rationale for carbs, current recommendations for carb intake, a rationale for restriction, periodized nutrition, and a few practical suggestions to apply to your training. Topics in this post include a brief introduction to RPE, the origin of the original RPE rating, connection to power based training zones, and a few practical suggestions on how to apply RPE in your training.

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Does Beet Juice Really Make You Faster on the Bike?

Can beet juice actually make you faster on the bike? The short answer is yes. Topics in this post include an explanation of how beet juice works to improve performance, recommend dosage and timing, varying quality of beet juice products, road blocks to beet juice effectiveness, and practical recommendations for using beet juice in your training and racing.

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